Streamlining stormwater management and permitting so firms can focus on their projects

Build with Confidence.  Leave your Stormwater concerns to the Specialists.   

Avoid Delays

Be Compliant

Minimize Risk

Engineers and Contractors often describe the stormwater permit process as complicated and time consuming. 

  • Changes in regulations and ordinances
  • Frequent updates to databases and forms
  • Site specific requirements
  • Post-construction requirements
  • Municipal/county stormwater paperwork

Prevent Setbacks

Maintain Reputation

Plan and Prepare

Need more time in your day?

Confused about the permitting process?

Altogether, delegating the stormwater permitting process to our experts will free up time and reduce stress.  Our specialists understand the regulations, so you don’t have to.

We know that in this industry our clients are balancing the expectations of their customers, contractors, local inspectors and governmental organizations. 

Of course, firms that are efficient add value to their customers and those that are compliant maintain a favorable reputation with regulators.

Having been in the stormwater field for years, we know the importance of being flexible, prepared and accountable.

Subsequently, its crucial to properly identify a site’s potential needs, prepare contingency plans and to communicate possible hurdles.

Construction Stormwater Management

Let us help you navigate the regulations so you can stay focused on your project. Acorn EnviroComply covers all the routine items, including developing stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs), securing TCEQ Notice of Intent (NOI) permits, conducting erosion control plan reviews, and obtaining municipal/county stormwater permits.

Industrial Stormwater Management

Acorn EnviroComply offers tailored solutions to help you comply with regulations, including stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs), TCEQ Notice of Intent (NOI) permits, TCEQ No Exposure Certificate (NEC) permits, and site management plans. We work closely with you to understand your specific needs and concerns, and help you implement best practices to prevent stormwater pollution.

Stormwater Management Consulting

Stormwater compliance impacts a variety of businesses. Hourly based rates for stormwater consulting allows clients to ask specific stormwater questions, request compliance audits or program development services.

Are you ready to tackle your stormwater compliance needs?



Collect Data

First we need to collect some general information about the site and the responsible parties.



Develop Plan

Next, our staff will review local and state regulations, collect additional information and outline potential hurdles for the site.

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. Acorn EnviroComply LLC makes stormwater pollution prevention plans so you can focus on building a forest.


Create Documents

Finally, we use the data to generate a custom site specific plan for your site. And you have one less stress.

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Managing stormwater compliance can be a headache. When contractors and engineers have so many regulations and standards to meet, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and lost. But don't worry, Acorn EnviroComply understands the challenges you face."

Your business deserves a smooth and streamlined process that will keep you on schedule while being compliance with environmental regulations. With over a decade of experience and deep knowledge of local and state requirements, Acorn EnviroComply is here to guide you every step of the way.


1. Yes if, the site disturbs over 1 acre of land.
2. Yes if, the site is less than an acre and part of a Common Plan of Development.

1. It is required by law – The EPA and TCEQ require the implementation of a SWPPP before filing for a permit or the start of construction.  To meet this requirement most local governments will require contractors and developers to submit a SWPPP
before they will issue a development permit.

2. It’s good for business – Not having a SWPPP prepared will delay the approval of your development permit. If you decide to start construction without a SWPPP, local governments can issue fines and stop all works on your project until the site comes into compliance.

Yes. The EPA and TCEQ provide free SWPPP Templates.

If you answer No to any of the following…. Probably Not.

1. Can you prepare your SWPPP in accordance with good engineering practices?
2. Do you have knowledge in the principles and practice of erosion and sediment controls and pollution prevention?
3. Have you read and fully understand the requirements of the TCEQ Construction General Permit?
4. Do you know how to gather the appropriate environmental assessment documents that are required for each SWPPP?
5. Are you aware that a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) is a binding agreement and if it is not developed properly can lead to costly fees and fines?

Professionals with good engineering practices (engineers, biologists, hydrologist, stormwater management personnel).  Acorn EnvironComply staff are certified by EnviroCert and have over a decade in stormwater experience specifically with municipal goverment agencies.

1. If the site disturbs over 5 acres, including offsite storage or stockpiling.
2. If the site disturbs under 5 acres of land BUT is part of a common plan of development that disturbs over 5 acres.

1. Download the How To Open a STEERS account here.
2. Open your STEERS account here.
3. SAVE your login information. Only the person who opened the STEERS account can reactive or login to the account. You will need this information to file your NOT.

“Common Plan of Development”

A construction activity is part of a larger common plan of development if it is completed in one or more of the following ways:

  • in separate stages
  • in separate phases
  • in combination with other construction activities

It is identified by the documentation that identifies the scope of the project including such things as the following:

  • plats
  • blueprints
  • marketing plans
  • contracts
  • building permits
  • public notice or hearing
  • zoning requests

It can include one operator or many operators.

Example: A subdivision is being built. You are grading 0.75 acres, another company is clearing 4 different acres, and a contractor is excavating another 0.5 acres. In this case, the total area that would be disturbed is 5.25 acres, so each operator would fall under the requirements associated with disturbing 5 or more acres.

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